#590 Elementary School in CO and #43 in Denver County

Cowell Elementary School

4540 West 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

How Good is Cowell Elementary School?

Report Card

C Academic Results
C- Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
C Overall Grade

Cowell Elementary School is a elementary school located in Denver, Colorado. An enrollment of 421 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of C. Compared to other state schools Cowell Elementary School scores are slightly below average. Of elementary schools, Cowell Elementary School ranks 590 in the state and 43 for its county.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Colorado standardized test results, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a school. For academics, Cowell Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and earned the grade of C for this measure.

Source: CO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C
Test Performance Fair

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Cowell Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C-.

Students : Teacher
CO Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
CO Avg. 4%
New Teachers
CO Avg. 19%
Learning Enviroment Grade C-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Very Good
Teacher Experience Good


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. Cowell Elementary School earned a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Cowell Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 421
Minority Students 406
Diversity Index 9
Students with Disablities 35
Economically Disadvantaged 94%
Limited English Proficiency 54%
Gifted Students 3%

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest elementary schools to Cowell Elementary School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a full list of Denver schools, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Colfax Elementary School D C- D C-
2 Newlon Elementary School C C C- A-
3 Eagleton Elementary School C- D C- B
4 Molholm Elementary School D D D D
5 Cheltenham Elementary School D D D C

Cowell Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Cowell Elementary School? The school reported 421 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Cowell Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cowell Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact Cowell Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 424-8300. You can visit their website at http://cowell.dpsk12.org.
  • Where is Cowell Elementary School? 4540 West 10th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Colfax Elementary School
1526 Tennyson Street Denver, CO 80204
Newlon Elementary School
361 Vrain Street Denver, CO 80219
Eagleton Elementary School
880 Hooker Street Denver, CO 80204
Molholm Elementary School
6000 West 9th Avenue Lakewood, CO 80214
Cheltenham Elementary School
1580 Julian Street Denver, CO 80204